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5 killed after Calif. plane crash sparks house fires; residents were hosting Super Bowl party

Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:16

Five people were killed and two others were burned Sunday afternoon after a small plane crashed in a Yorba Linda neighborhood, authorities said.


JPMorgan Sees a ‘Healthy Pause’ After Stellar Rally in Brazil Stocks

Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:14

“We would think that after a stellar performance both in 2018 and YTD, it would be time for a healthy pause, especially now that Congress has reopened and noise is likely to rise,” JPMorgan strategists led by Emy Shayo wrote in report from Feb. 3. Brazilian stocks have added 18 percent since the first round of last year’s presidential elections.


Creamy haddock and potato bake

Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:42

You will need six 200ml ramekins or one large overproof dish. SERVES 6 INGREDIENTS 12 small salad potatoes 480g undyed smoked haddock fillet, cut into bite-sized chunks 3 tbsp chopped chives 200ml whole milk 4 egg yolks 300ml double cream 3 tbsp aged Parmesan, grated METHOD Cook the potatoes in boiling water until tender, then drain, cool and slice into rounds. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas mark 6. Divide the haddock among the ramekins or place in the large dish, followed by the chives. Build a layer of potato slices on top. Heat the milk, removing it from the hob before it boils. Add the egg yolks, then whisk in the cream and season to taste. Sieve the mixture then pour over the haddock pots or dish until quite full. Scatter over a little cheese and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the haddock is cooked. The top only needs to be lightly browned; a few tanned spots is fine. Eat when very hot with plenty of bread. A winter menu | Rose Prince's cold-weather warmers


Instant Pot’s excellent sous vide cooker is back in stock on Amazon for only $79.99

Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:29

Anova makes the most popular consumer-grade sous vide cookers out there right now. In fact, they're so popular that they're currently completely sold out on Amazon. Even when they go on sale at their lowest prices ever though, they only drop as low as $80. What you might not realize is that Instant Pot -- yes, THAT Instant Pot -- makes a similar sous vide cooker and it's always priced at just $80. That's right, the same company that makes extremely expensive multi-cookers has a fantastic sous vide precision cooker that's priced lower than anything else out there. And it just so happens that the Instant Pot SSV800 Accu Slim Sous Vide Immersion Circulator is back in stock right now for they first time since Black Friday! Here are the bullet points from the product page: * Creates Quality Dishes - Accu Slim Sous Vide Immersion Circulator prepares high-end restaurant quality dishes at home, turning home cooks into gourmet chefs * Consistent Cooking - Accu Slim Sous Vide Immersion Circulator creates and maintains an even and accurately controlled cooking water-bath for perfect cooking results each and every time * Sous vide cooks easily, cooking times range from 10 minutes to 72 hours and temperature ranges from 104F - 195F / 40C - 90C * Easy-to-Use - Easy-to-read display, touch-screen digital controls, lightweight stainless steel with a rubber coating on the handle. * Active Pump System - Accu Slim Sous Vide Circulates water without relying on convection currents, resulting in uniformly heated water bath free of hot or cool spots. * Includes a 12V DC motor - Extremely quietly and has enhanced durability in comparison to standard AC motors used. Motor stops when removed from the water. * Clamps securely - To the 6 and 8 Quart inner pot either in or out of the Instant Pot, and can be used with or without an Instant Pot. * Easy-to-clean - Secure stand up design and removable stainless steel skirt, almost no cleaning required, simply wash and air dry the skirt * Power supply: 120V - 60Hz


Giveaway: Win an Anki Vector

Macworld - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 09:00

Anki’s Vector is an adorable companion that’s packed with tech and personality. By simply speaking to Vector you can play games, have it take your picture, or ask it the weather via Alexa integration.

As mentioned in our review, Vector is basically the modern version of the Tamagotchi virtual pet. He’ll make you laugh, demand your attention, and just make you feel less lonely when you’re at home by yourself.

But if you found the $250 price tag hard to swallow, have no fear—we secured a Vector from Anki, and it could be yours! All you have to do to sign up for free is enter your email in the Gleam widget below. You can also receive extra entries by following our video and social channels.

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Venezuela: nearly two weeks of turmoil

Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 08:46

Opposition chief Juan Guaido's claim nearly two weeks ago to be acting president plunged crisis-hit Venezuela into new turmoil, with a series of countries recognizing him as leader while others continue to back President Nicolas Maduro. On January 23, at a rally in Caracas of tens of thousands of people demanding that Maduro quit, Guaido -- head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly -- declares to cheering supporters that he assumes the role of acting president. Condemning Maduro's "usurpation" of power, he pledges to form a transitional government and hold free elections.


Ralph Northam scandal: How did we get here

Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 08:27

The photo, which pictured a person in blackface and a person dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe, was featured on Northam's page in a 1984 yearbook. Northam, a Democrat, initially apologized for being in the photo, then later said he did not believe he was pictured.


2019 Chevy Blazer Test Drive: What Happened When GM Tried To Make the Crossover Cool

Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 07:00

Slap a Camaro's face on a juiced-up crossover and here's what you get.


How to reinstall macOS if macOS Recovery is unavailable

Macworld - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 07:00

Mac 911 is a place you can come with no judgement, even if you managed to erase your Mac’s startup disk and you’re not sure what to do next. It happens! (In the spirit of confession, I managed to delete the core operating system off my first Unix system in 1994, because I thought, “This file takes up too much space!”)

Fortunately, Apple has you covered with macOS Recovery. You may know this tool, introduced way back in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, as a way to start up your computer to run Disk Utility without having your startup drive mounted, to reinstall macOS, and for a number of other technical purposes.

macOS Recovery occupies a small, invisible partition on your startup drive, and lives quietly there until you need it. But what happens if you erase the entire drive, including this hidden partition?

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Russia warns against ‘destructive meddling’ in Venezuela as UK recognises opposition leader as president

Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 06:55

Russia has warned against “destructive meddling” in Venezuela as Britain recognised opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president. The US, Canada and several Latin American and European countries have disavowed Nicolas Maduro over his disputed re-election last year and recognised Mr Guaido, the national assembly president, as the country’s rightful leader. “The international community’s goal should be to help [Venezuela], without destructive meddling from beyond its borders,” Alexander Shchetinin, head of the Latin America department at Russia’s foreign ministry, told the Interfax news agency.


Ecovacs Deebot 711 robot vacuum review: Housekeeping help you can trust

Macworld - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 06:00
The latest robot vacuum from Ecovacs is a set-it-and-forget-it super cleaner.

Sense energy monitor review: Your patience will be rewarded with great insight into your home's electricity use

Macworld - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 06:00
Sense is a bright-orange box that sits in your electrical breaker box and gives keen insight into your home's entire power usage.

Is Sir John the latest celebrity makeup artist with a beauty line up his sleeve?

Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 05:30

Celebrity makeup artist Sir John looks poised to be the next big beauty expert to launch his own product line. The creative has teamed up with a mystery partner on a surprise beauty launch for this year, he recently revealed to WWD. Responding to the question of whether he would ever consider launching his own makeup line, Sir John divulged: "That's totally happening now.


Trump comments spark Iraqi demands for US exit

Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 04:52

Iraqi politicians on Monday hit back at Donald Trump after the US president said he plans to keep American forces in the country to spy on Iran. In an interview with CBS television, Trump reaffirmed his determination to pull the United States out of "endless wars" in Syria and Afghanistan but said American troops would stay on in Iraq, partly "to be looking a little bit at Iran". "The Iraqi constitution rejects the use of Iraq as a base for hitting or attacking a neighbouring country," President Barham Saleh said.


Bud Light Super Bowl commercial: Farmer tips beer away in protest amid anger over corn syrup advert

Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 04:33

US farmers are criticising Bud Light, after the beer company declared that its products were "brewed with no corn syrup" in an advert aired during the Super Bowl. The advert pointedly refers to rival companies Miller Lite and Coors Light, which both use corn syrup. "To be clear, Bud Light is not brewed with corn syrup, and Miller Lite and Coors Light are," Bud Light added on Twitter.


After surviving IS, Yazidi women ask to go home

Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 04:30

Among thousands fleeing the crumbling dream of an Islamic State group "caliphate" in eastern Syria are alleged jihadists but also survivors of some of their worst atrocities. "I'll never forget," 40-year-old Bissa says softly, as she recounts being "bought and sold" by six different jihadists. Bissa was one of at least seven Yazidi women and girls to finally escape captivity last week, after years as "sex slaves" at the hands of the extremist group.


Elon Musk Has Revealed the First Firing of a New Starship Rocket Engine

Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 03:19

The engine is supposed to power a rocket that might one day take people to Mars


37-year-old former mayor wins El Salvador's presidential election on anti-corruption ticket

Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 03:15

A former mayor campaigning on an anti-corruption ticket swept to victory in El Salvador's presidential election on Sunday, bringing an end to a two-party system that has held sway over the violence-plagued Central American country for three decades. Nayib Bukele, the 37-year-old former mayor of the capital, San Salvador, won 54 percent of votes with returns counted from 88 percent of polling stations, said Julio Olivo, the head of the electoral tribunal. Mr Bukele's two rivals from mainstream political parties conceded defeat. Definitive results would be announced within two days, Olivo said. Mr Bukele must now contend with U.S. President Donald Trump's frequent threats to cut aid to El Salvador - as well as neighboring Guatemala and Honduras - if they do not do more to curb migration to the United States. "Today, we won in the first round and we made history," Mr Bukele said in a victory speech to cheering supporters in the capital, after turning to snap a selfie with the crowd. "We've turned the page on power." Supporters of the Great National Alliance (GANA) celebrate in San Salvador  Credit: AFP Mr Bukele, who was mayor from 2015 to 2018, capitalized on the anti-establishment feeling sweeping elections across the region and further afield, as voters seek an alternative to traditional parties. "Let's see if he can do what he's promised for us," said Baltazar Sanchez, 30, one of hundreds of Salvadorans dancing, waving flags and blowing whistles in a plaza that Bukele had revitalized when he was mayor. "After 30 years of two parties, we've been dealt the best hand." Gang violence has made tiny El Salvador one of the world's most murderous countries in the past few years, driving Salvadorans to flee to the north. Among his campaign promises, Mr Bukele, an avid social media user who often sports a black leather jacket, said he would push infrastructure projects to limit such migration. Since the end of its civil war in 1992, El Salvador has been governed by the ruling leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) and its rival, conservative Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA). Though he describes himself as from the left and was expelled from the FMLN, Mr Bukele has formed a coalition including a right-wing party that together has just 11 seats in the legislature. Outside the hotel in San Salvador where Bukele waited for the results, a group of supporters set off fireworks, beat drums and danced as early figures came in. "Yes, we did it! Yes, we did it!" they chanted. FMLN candidate Hugo Martinez conceded defeat shortly after Mr Bukele's victory speech while ARENA candidate Carlos Calleja said he recognized the election results and would call Mr Bukele to offer congratulations. Besides challenges on the international stage, when Mr Bukele takes office in June, he will face a sluggish economy and rampant poverty. He wants to modernize government and create an international anti-corruption commission with the support of the United Nations, following similar committees in Guatemala and Honduras. "We'll create a (commission) ... so that the corrupt can't hide where they always hide, instead they'll have to give back what they stole," Bukele said in January. Growing up, Mr Bukele's relatively wealthy family was sympathetic to the FMLN, the former leftist guerrilla army that became a political party at the end of the civil war. But 


Zimbabwe vice president returns to South Africa for treatment: newspaper

Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 02:33

Zimbabwe's Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is receiving treatment in South Africa, the second time in four months, after falling ill last week, a privately owned newspaper reported on Monday. The health of Chiwenga, 62, is closely followed in Zimbabwe because he is widely seen as the power behind President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the front-runner to succeed him. The former military general led the coup that ousted long-time ruler Robert Mugabe in 2017.


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